In a recent conversation with Eddie Trunk, singer Sammy Hagar spoke about the Van Halen tribute show, saying David Lee Roth, as well Alex Van Halen is keeping it on hold.
About it, Hagar said the following:
“As far as I know, [there has been] nothing. There was that talk everybody heard about Jason being the bass player and Joe Satriani playing guitar and Alex and all that.
”Then I got the call from the management, I got the call from Irving Azoff, [who] said, ‘Hey, you wanna do, you and Mike and Al with a superstar guitar player?’
”I said, ‘I’ll do anything with Al and Mike and play music with people, but it’s not gonna be Van Halen. There is no Van Halen; I don’t care what anyone says. Wolfie is Van Halen, okay?”
“And he doesn’t wanna be the Van Halen copy band. I don’t blame him; he’s doing a great job on his own stuff, and it’s very cool when he jams a little bit here and there. He’s Van Halen, and if he wanted to play guitar with Al and Mikey, and myself, I would love to do that.
“That would be just one time for the big time. Not like, ‘Okay, let’s go out and tour the world and make records.’ No, no, no, no. There is no Van Halen, but to play with Al and Mike and a great guitar player for some event, almost like the event that Dave Grohl put on for Taylor [Hawkins], something like that would be fantastic. But other than that, no.”